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ˈpɒv ər tipover·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poverty

    Poverty denotes strictly lack of property or adequate means of support, but in common use is a relative term denoting any condition below that of easy, comfortable living; privation denotes a condition of painful lack of what is useful or desirable, tho not to the extent of absolute distress; indigence is lack of ordinary means of subsistence; destitution is lack of the comforts, and in part even of the necessaries of life; penury is especially cramping poverty, possibly not so sharp as destitution, but continuous, while that may be temporary; pauperism is such destitution as throws one upon organized public charity for support; beggary and mendicancy denote poverty that appeals for indiscriminate private charity.

    beggary, destitution, distress, indigence, mendicancy, need, pauperism, penury, privation, want

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poverty

    want, need, indigence, destitution

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poverty, poorness, impoverishmentnoun

    the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

    exiguity, leanness, impoverishment, pauperization, poorness, meagreness, meagerness, scantiness, pauperisation, scantness

    wealthiness, wealth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. povertynoun

    indigence, penury, want, destitution, need, necessity, privation, distress, straitened circumstances

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. povertynoun

    penury, indigence, need, destitution, privation, neediness, impecuniosity, pauperism, deficiency, paucity, infecundity, dearth, lack, meagerness, sterility, barrenness

    Associated words:
    impoverish, impoverishment

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  1. Sara Gideon:

    It doesn't matter how white our state is -- it still exists. When we look at the incidences, for example, of the number of people of color who here in the state of Maine had a positive Covid infection rate and how outsized that was compared to the rest of the population. We see it in terms of access to education for people of color, access to health care, rates of poverty, rates of incarceration, and we do have to do something about it.

  2. Frederick Douglas:

    Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

  3. Saeed Leylaz:

    We have to go ahead with the liberalisation of the economy, we have no other choice (if we are to) reduce poverty, the main powers in Iran are under the control of the supreme leader. Nothing will change dramatically or suddenly. Only in economic affairs we will have a much better position in parliament.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    It is hard to understand the life of the poor when you yourself never experienced the poverty that you have to share with your children, their eyes, sickness, dreams.

  5. Adrian Edwards:

    Large-scale violence and persecution at the hands of armed criminal actors have now become, along with poverty and unemployment, the primary driver of refugee and migrants flows from the Northern Triangle.

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